July 11, 2013

Hear New Sound: Dinosaur Jr.'s "The Only Other Way"

Despite holing themselves up in the small business-friendly town of Amherst, MA where Adbusters lines supermarket check-out lines and big box stores equate to the devil, alt-rock guitar rock gods Dinosaur Jr. have never been the type to shy away from a product endorsement that speakers their language. When the band reunited during the mid-2000s, it came with the perks of getting their own limited Nike skate sneaker, and 8 years later, J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph are once again reaping the fruits of making a second go together with their own set of custom Aviator headphones (no doubt to assist in demolishing your eardrums while playing their decibel-destroying music) from Skullcandy designed in the iconic fashion of the artwork behind their 1991 classic Green Mind. If a new pair of plastic and foam around your ears doesn't have you sold, the headphones will also come with an exclusive 7" single featuring the unreleased track "The Only Other Way" and a live version of the You're Living All Over Me cut, "The Lung." The headphones and single set will be available this Sunday to purchase on Skullcandy's web store, but if you're just in it for the music and want to forgo the $299.99 price tag, you can hear the newer listen -- which sees the indie vets shredding up the soundboard with their signature brand of hooks, pedal pushing and Mascis aches -- below...

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